7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival Raises More Than $175,000 For Children In Need In Northwest


Premier fundraising organization, Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation (DCWAF) is pleased to announce that the 7th Annual Harvest Wine & Food Festival raised more than $175,000 for children in need in Northwest Florida. Ranked as one of Southern Living’s “15 Southern Festival’s Worth Planning Your Trip Around,” this year’s festival featured an expanded schedule of 10 events including a cocktail seminar and elevated culinary and wine pairing event on Friday evening. More information on each headliner and the festival events they participated in can be found at https://www.dcwaf.org/harvest-headliners/. The silent auction, hosted in conjunction with the festival, featured more than 100 packages comprised of rare wine, unique trips, and experiences.


Produced by DCWAF, the net proceeds from Harvest Wine & Food Festival benefit the Foundation’s mission of connecting wine enthusiasts to help children in need in the local community. Ranked as one of the “Top Charity Wine Auction in the US” by Wine Spectator Magazine, DCWAF is one of the nation’s premier fundraising organizations, raising money for 17 Northwest Florida children’s charities that assist at-risk youth in the local community by tackling a variety of issues including homelessness, food insecurity, mental health, education, medical care, and much more. In August, DCWAF donated an impressive $3.4 million for its benefiting charities, bringing the combined total donated since inception to more than $32 million.


2023 Harvest Wine & Food Festival Sponsors: Visit South Walton, Setco Services LLC, 360 Blue, Brad Dahler of Scenic Sotheby’s, Rob Weil of Scenic Sotheby’s, Emerald Coast Magazine, Good Grit Magazine, Stephen & Joan Carter, The Powell Family, Mom Water, Dermatology Solutions Group, Merrill Lynch – Krueger, Fosdyck and Associates, RJH and Associates, Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, Centennial Bank, Driftwood Wine & Spirits, The Henry Haus, Martin Maintenance, Emerald Coast Premier Builders, South Walton Van Rentals, JM Phelps Construction, and Bill & Cheryl Stegbauer.


About Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation

Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation’s (DCWAF) mission is to connect wine enthusiasts to raise money to benefit children in need in Northwest Florida. Founded in 2005, DCWAF is currently ranked on Wine Spectator Magazine’s list of “Top Charity Wine Auctions in the US.” DCWAF has donated more than $32 million to 17 Northwest Florida children’s charities by hosting world class wine and culinary events. These funds have impacted the lives of over 100,000 youth, including those afflicted by health issues and abuse. Learn more at DCWAF.org or facebook.com/DCWAF.